If you read Diabolique then it’s highly like that you’re a fan of folk horror. We’ve covered it quite a bit on the site in the past and even dedicated an issue to it. Therefore. it brings us great pleasure to know that more folk horror will be coming our way this month, and we have a DVD up for grabs for any UK-based reader who signs up for our newsletter. Alternatively, if you’re already signed up, you can email Kieran at [email protected].com to be entered into the draw.
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Dogged is the debut film from director Richard Rowntree, a disturbing folk horror that taps into our primal fear of what lurks in the woods.
When ten-year-old Megan Lancaster meets a grizzly and untimely end, Sam returns to the remote tidal island where he grew up to attend the funeral. A testing relationship with his parents, a reunion with his estranged girlfriend, and a cryptic message from the island’s doctor force Sam to investigate the events leading up to Megan’s tragic death.
But truth is far more shocking than Sam wants to acknowledge. As his life begins to spiral out of control in a macabre descent of paranoia, Sam must race against tide and time to expose the seedy underbelly of the island, and save the lives of those he loves.
Written and directed by Richard Rowntree (Art Department on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, A Monster Calls, Ex Machina). Starring Sam Saunders, Toby Wynne-Davies, Debra Leigh-Taylor, Philip Ridout and Tony Manders.
Left Films presents Dogged on UK DVD & Digital and US Digital on 9 July. US DVD coming 4 September